The Lawless Years is the first television crime drama set during the Roaring 20s, having predated ABC's far more successful The Untouchables with Robert Stack by six months. The 47-episode half-hour series aired nonconsecutively on NBC from April 16 to August 27, 1959, from October 1, 1959, to January 19, 1960, and, finally, from May 12 to September 22, 1961. It starred James Gregory as real-life NYPD Detective Barney Ruditsky, with Robert Karnes as Max, his associate. Ruditsky, who had become a private investigator in Hollywood after retiring from law enforcement, served as the show's technical advisor. Jack Chertok was the producer.
episode 5 The Dutch Schultz Story
Dutch Schultz wants to bump off special prosecutor Thomas Dewey who has been after him. The syndicate bigwigs deny him permission to make the hit but the Dutchman proceeds with his plans anyway
March 31, 2011 Subject:
The Dutch Schultz Story (The Lawless Years).
Serie 1, episode 5.
Original air date: 14 May 1959.
Cast: James Gregory, (Barney Ruditsky), John Dennis (Dutch Schultz), Kenneth Lynch (Mr. G.), Jack Kruschen (Nicolides), Shep Sanders (Yosh), Stanley Adams (Strella), Norm Alden (Lulu), Selette Cole (Dolly), Henry Hunter (Rahm) and Bill Hickmam (Detective: uncredityed).